The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has honoured 10 oil and gas companies and individuals in 10 categories for their exceptional contributions to the development of local content in the industry on the African continent.
The awards were presented to the winners at a dinner climaxing the end of the just-concluded Sixth Sub-Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC2022) at Eko Hotels in Lagos, last Wednesday night.
The 10 companies include Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) (Nigeria); Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine minier (SMH) (Mauritania); Shell (Nigeria); Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) (Uganda); TotalEneries (Nigeria); ND Western (Nigeria); Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) Mozambique; Agencia Nacional de Petroleo Gaz Biocombustiveis (ANPG) Angola; Proscovia Nabbanja (Uganda); and Cany Jobe (Gambia).
Nigeria LNG was presented the award in the Operational Excellence category by Jimmy Mugerwa of Zoramu, Uganda; SMH Mauritania received the National Oil Company of the Year presented by former Chairman of PETAN and CEO, Oildata Energy Group, Emeka Ene; while Shell got the Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Company of the Year; just as Uganda National Oil Company bagged the Breakthrough NOC of the Year.
In other categories, ND Western won the Independent Company of the Year; Local Content Company of the Year was won by Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP); Agencia Nacional de Petroleo Gaz Biocombustiveis (ANPG) Angola won the Regulator Making Great Strides; and TotalEneries won the International Oil Company of the Year award.
Also, two exceptional oil and gas industry leaders: Director of Exploration and Production, Gambia National Petroleum Corporation, Cany Jobe; and Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Oil Company, Proscovia Nabbanja; won the Winning With Women award of the Women in Energy Network (WiEN) and National Oil Company Executive of the Year award, respectively.
Justifying the awards, Chairman of PETAN, Nicolas Odinuwe, said it was one of the best ways to appreciate the contributions of the eight companies and executives of two oil and gas corporates on the African continent.
Odinuwe said that the companies and CEOs have shown resilience, commitment and synergy in driving the vision of the continent to upscale local participation in the industry through capacity building and investments in technology to transform Africa.
The event, which held between February 22 and 24, enabled over 6,000 industry professionals in more than 300 organisations across 25 countries, over 11 NOCs, and 80 industry experts, to connect, interact, collaborate and create business opportunities under one roof for strategic growth of the oil and gas industry on the African continent.
Inaugurated seven years ago and hosted by PETAN to foster collaboration – providing an engagement platform for all key stakeholders in the industry in Sub-Saharan Africa – SAIPEC aims to provide opportunities to leverage on experiences and expertise to ensure regional partnerships between national oil companies (NOCs), international oil companies (IOCs), multinational an indigenous service providers (M&ISPs) in Africa.
SAIPEC 2022 offered windows for keynote speakers and subject-matter experts across all spectrum of the industry, including regulators, policymakers, and heads of NOCs, IOCs, M&ISPs, and senior-level delegates to participate in the three-full-day conference and exhibition from Liberia, Uganda, The Gambia, Gabon, Somaliland, Mauritania, Namibia, Angola, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.
Over 100 exhibitors showcased their creative industry solutions and innovative technologies to develop businesses across the oil, gas and energy value chain, including SNEPCo, TotalEnergies, H-PTP Energy Services Limited, SAIPEM, Ponticelli, Westfield Energy, Gambia National Petroleum Corporation, Uganda National Oil Company, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Lonadek, Kenya-based Tsavo Oilfield Services, Ghana National Gas Company, Ghana-based Invest Africa, Chevron, Mobil, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Instituto Nacional de Petroleo Mozambique, NLNG, NNPC, Shell Nigeria Gas, Oildata Energy Group, and Dorman Long, ND Western, National Oil Company of Liberia, and Gambia National Petroleum Company. Other are Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, Gabonese Government Gas Task Force, ENI, Equinor, Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, Somaliland’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Aftrac Limited, Waltersmith Petroleum, PETROSEN, Oilserv Limited, Zitadel Limited & Global Lifting, Niger-based Ministry of Petroleum and Renewable Energy, First E & P, and African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO).